Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Vacation - Day 2 (Wednesday)

Wednesday was definitely looking up. The kids enjoyed staying at the hotel and swimming in the pool. And for some reason, the waffle maker at the hotel is a big attraction for breakfast. Are you all familiar with the hotel waffle makers? They seem to be the norm around here. The kids love the waffles, but it always ends with Georgia covered head to toe in syrup.

After we got her cleaned up, we moved on to our next activity, which was Butterfly Palace in Branson. Everyone loved Butterfly Palace. There are butterflies from all over the world flying around freely. It was very cool. I was also very pleased to find some cool shirts for the kids there. Eli’s has bugs all over it, and glows in the dark. For Georgia, I found a butterfly pin with her name on it. I snatched that up! I never see her name on anything! Or Eli’ for that matter. They always have Elijah on those damn My Name mugs, but not Eli. But, I digress.

Next up, we were ready to Ride The Ducks! The “ducks” are big boats/tour buses. They take you for a tour all over Branson, and then you go out on the lake in the bus/boat. It was fun. Eli wasn’t all that impressed until we splashed into the lake. Then all of a sudden, he was having fun. He even got to “drive” the boat. They also gave us all “quackers” which got annoying very quickly. The quacker fairy came Wednesday night, and the next day the kids couldn’t seem to find their quackers. Hmmm, I wonder how that happened. . .

After the ducks, I called Springfield to make sure our car was going to be ready. So, we headed back to Springfield to pick up the car (with a working AC – yippee!!) and drop off the rental. After that, we hit Bass Pro, and stopped for Chinese food. Springfield is famous for their cashew chicken so we have to stop for Chinese food every time we go through Springfield, Missouri. Some of those Chinese women don’t take kindly to Georgia running around. After she basically covered herself in rice, she ran around the restaurant shedding rice everywhere she went, and a Chinese woman was chasing her with a broom. It was quite comical.

Then, we headed back to Branson for swimming at the hotel. We were very pleased to discover that there was a Cold Stone Creamery only a block from our hotel, so we walked down there, and loaded up on Cake Batter ice cream, and Mud Slide Mojo. Yum-o! Then it was off to bed because Thursday was the big day – Silver Dollar City.

7 comments:

Donna said...

We've ridden the ducks over the years, but nobody ever gave us quackers! I'm hurt.

Crazy Working Mom said...

When we're in Bass Pro Shops, it is a WHOLE DAY spent there. Hubby is in heaven! Did you guys go through the museum and the "zoo"?

Travis said...

Glad to hear it got better after the rough start. Sounds like you filled up the days pretty good.

tegdirb92 said...

Cake batter ice cream? My favorite!! My daughter would have loved the butterfly palace!! sounds like a really fun day.

Sunrunner said...

We have a place similar to Butterfly Palace here in the Denver area. Sounds nice!

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